Being in New York for almost two years, Hancock continued to gain favor in the eyes of America and the rest of the world. He had saved hundreds of lives over that time period and did it the right way, not in the reckless way that he did before Ray came in and helped him change his ways. He did talk over the phone to Ray at least once every week, but he stayed on the east coast mainly because of his connections to Mary and them being close to each other made them lose powers and made them mortal. Whatever connections he had to Mary he'd put behind him in an attempt to respect his friends marriage. He would have to live with the fact that he couldn't be with her and had to move on and he made attempts to, by making friends and trying to build some relationships in New York City. Then one week Ray had called and insisted that Hancock come to L.A. to see them, because they missed him especially Aaron. Hancock debated but Ray kept insisting, so he said yes figuring that a short visit of a few days wouldn't have to much of a affect on him and Mary losing their powers. So after telling Ray that he would come and see them he did.
He pulled up to their drive way in a rental car and turned off the engine. "We're here this is their home." Hancock said to the woman sitting next to him his girlfriend of a few months , he really liked her and hoped that she was the one that he could at least spend a few good decades with before she eventually died.
The woman who's name was Elizabeth leaned forward in the passengers seat and looked out at the house. "They have a nice home."
Hancock nodded his head. "Yes they do."
Elizabeth shifted in her seat. "You're sure they are going to like me?"
"They are a very nice family they'll like you." He answered.
"You didn't even tell them that you were bringing me with you."
"They'll be in for a little surprise." He reached over opening the door. "Let's go in."
Elizabeth stepped out with Hancock and walked up to the door with him and waited as he knocked.
Less than a minute the door opened with Ray standing there, he looked at Hancock and smiled. "So you've really decided to come after all."
"I've really decided to come." Hancock said giving his a friend a friendly smile.
"Because I thought for a minute that you wouldn't." Ray went on.
"I thought that coming just for a few days wouldn't hurt." Hancock commented.
"Right." Ray said. "Well I'm glad that you came."
Hancock placed a hand on Elizabeth's shoulder. "Ray I would like you to meet my girl Elizabeth."
Ray looked from Elizabeth to Hancock and back. "What you didn't tell me that you had a girlfriend."
"I do." Hancock said "Hope you didn't mind me bringing her with me."
"Of course I don't mind, not at all. You know Mary she made plenty of food. Told her you might be coming over." Ray turned to Elizabeth. "It's nice to meet you."
Elizabeth smiled. "Nice to meet you to."
"You two come on in, Dinner should be ready in a minute." Ray said stepping to the side to allow them to walk into the house.
"Wait isn't it Thursday?" Hancock asked Ray as he shut the door.
"It is indeed Thursday!" Ray answered.
"Why are you asking about Thursday?" Elizabeth asked Hancock.
"Because it's Spaghetti madness night." Hancock answered.
"What's that?" She asked.
"Every Thursday Ray's wife Mary, she makes a heck of a good Spaghetti and meatballs." Hancock explained to her.
"That's right everybody loves my wife's meatballs." Ray said.
Just then Aaron came running up. "Hancock!"
Hancock looked down at Aaron with a smile. "Hey Aaron long time no see."
"I'm glad that you came over to see us." Aaron said to the man.
"It's been a long time, I thought it would be fun to see you all." Hancock commented to the boy. "You have really grown since the last time I saw you."
"I drink a lot of milk." Aaron said pleased at the superheroes compliment.
"Really?" Hancock asked
"Yeah." Aaron said "We all missed you, Mommy misses you too."
"Does she?" Hancock asked.
"She does, even though she doesn't say it." Aaron answered.
Ray laughed out in amusement. "Hey buddy say hi to Hancock's girlfriend here Elizabeth."
Aaron turned his eyes to the woman next to Hancock. "Hello Elizabeth."
"Hi there." She answered politely.
Mary then came walking in from the kitchen. "Aaron go wash your hands for dinner…." She stopped in her tracks upon seeing Hancock. There was a very brief but an intense stare down between her and Hancock, she quickly diverted her eyes towards Ray.
Ray didn't notice the very brief glance, however Elizabeth did and brushed it off as her reading to much into things.
"Ray, honey you didn't let me know that we had guests here." Mary said as Aaron ran off to wash his hands.
"Yeah, I was just about to get you." Ray commented "Of course you know Hancock and this sweet lady standing next to him is his girlfriend."
Mary's mouth dropped open in shock. "Girlfriend?"
"I was surprised to." Ray said with a chuckle.
Hancock stepped forward. "Mary I'd like you to meet my girlfriend Elizabeth."
Mary turned to the woman next to him, who was completely different from herself as far a looks went. "Elizabeth how are you doing?" She glanced at Hancock. "He never told us that he was dating anyone."
"Yes well I've gotten on him about that." Elizabeth said "But what can you do I'm glad to meet the family that he's told me so much about."
Hancock shrugged a shoulder. "So maybe I should have told."
"Maybe you should have." Mary commented to him.
"Ah honey is dinner ready, cause I think we're all ready to eat." Ray said to his wife.
"Okay, let me just go and finish preparing it." She said walking quickly back to the kitchen.
It was not much longer before they are sat down to a table for dinner. Hancock sat next to Elizabeth and it was noticed by Mary how the woman kept touching his arm in an affectionate way.
"How did you get over here?" Ray asked
"What do you mean how I got over here?" Hancock asked.
"I mean did you fly ,like physically over here?" Ray wanted to know he looked over at Elizabeth. "You know about his superhero thing."
"Of course she does." Hancock commented. "And we flew over on a plane."
"A plane?" Ray seemed amused by this answer.
"Flying from east coast to west coast would get a little complicated with carrying the luggage and Elizabeth all that way." Hancock said
"I guess you're right." Ray said "How did you two meet?"
"I was walking down the street in New York and this guy saved my life." Elizabeth said
"So he did?" Mary asked.
"Yep, a bunch of thugs tried to rob me and this man comes and throws them all half way down the block." Elizabeth explained giving Hancock a small peck on the cheek.
"That's nice." Ray said
"He's my hero." Elizabeth went on. "He just asked me out on a date on the spot and I said yes."
Mary looked at the woman who was now dating her sort of husband. "How is it like to be with a man like him?"
"A man like him?" Elizabeth questioned.
"A Superhero?" Mary asked "What is that like?"
"Oh that." Elizabeth thought about it for a few moments. "It has some complications but mostly it's great."
Mary turned her eyes to Hancock. "Are you enjoying your relationship with Elizabeth."
"She's fun to be around." Hancock answered honestly. "I really like being with her."
"Really?" Asked Mary.
"Yes." He answered. "We are good together."
Mary cleared her throat and suddenly seemed upset or bothered by something. "Excuse me I have to run to the bathroom." She said leaving the table aburtly.
Hancock watched her leave. "Is she okay?" He asked Ray.
"I'll go and see." Ray said going to check on his wife.
Mary went into the bathroom and locked the door, walking over to the sink she looked at her face in the mirror and saw that she was on the verge of tears. What in the hell was wrong with her. She should have been happy that he appeared to have found someone else, yet she wasn't. She was angry at him finding another woman yet had no right to be, so what was her problem?
There was a knock on the door. "Honey are you all right?" Ray asked from the other side.
"I'm fine." She lied.
"Are you sure?"
"Yes." She said wiping away a tear that slipped down her cheek. "I'm just not feeling well."